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Sierra Madre’s Alverno Upgrades Library
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Sierra Madre’s Alverno Upgrades Library

When Alverno Heights Academy Head of School, Julia V. Fanara P’01, P’03, P’05, first approached the school’s Board of Trustees about updating the school library, she was hoping for new carpet, a fresh coat of paint and maybe some new furniture—just the basics. What the school ended up with was far more than what Ms….

Ramona Convent Stem Department Co-Chair Receives Fulbright Award
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Ramona Convent Stem Department Co-Chair Receives Fulbright Award

The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board recently announced that Ramona Convent Science teacher, Mrs. Aulikki Pekkala-Flagan has been awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching grant to Finland. Mrs. Pekkala-Flagan is one of only 35 U.S. educators who will travel abroad through the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching…

‘Kaleidoscope’ Showcase to Be Featured at Pasadena Educational Foundation’s ENVISION 2017
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‘Kaleidoscope’ Showcase to Be Featured at Pasadena Educational Foundation’s ENVISION 2017

  Kicking off the Pasadena Educational Foundation’s (PEF) annual spring event, Celebrating Our Schools, ENVISION 2017, will be an interactive showcase, Kaleidoscope, that highlights the outstanding students and remarkable programs of the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD). Following the showcase will be a keynote address from Parsons CEO Charles Harrington, a visionary and inspiring leader…

The Importance of Tutoring for Accelerated Students
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The Importance of Tutoring for Accelerated Students

  By Cliff Tyler It is a common misconception that accelerated students do not need additional help outside the classroom, but they have just as much need for tutors as their peers do. In fact, gifted students face a specific set of challenges that their peers do not. They are often bored in the classroom…

Greg Kaplan Teaches Effective College Application Strategies
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Greg Kaplan Teaches Effective College Application Strategies

  By May S. Ruiz Right about now, high school seniors across the United States are getting their acceptance (or dreaded rejection) letters from the universities to which they applied.  As many of these students have found out, getting into one’s their dream college has gotten increasingly difficult.  The admissions process has become a cause…

Options for Learning to Honor Pasadena Educator
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Options for Learning to Honor Pasadena Educator

  Options for Learning has a long standing commitment to ensure that San Gabriel Valley’s young children have the resources they need to be thriving members of our community.  Vera Vignes, an educator, community leader and advocate for children, will be honored by the agency for her community contributions to youth during the upcoming 34th Annual…

AB 165 Could Reverse California Electronic Communications Privacy Act
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AB 165 Could Reverse California Electronic Communications Privacy Act

  CNPA Strongly opposes proposed bill Proposed by Assistant Majority Leader Jim Cooper of District 9, California State Assembly Bill 165 (AB 165) would exempt local educational agencies from the two-year-old California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CalECPA). California has been a model for the rest of the nation in enacting privacy protections for the modern…

Kevel Education Uses Different Approach to Math Tutoring
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Kevel Education Uses Different Approach to Math Tutoring

  By May S. Ruiz For students of all ages, one of the most challenging subjects to learn is math. And with most schools’ increased focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), it’s crucial to provide these kids with the tools to help them understand and learn math. In the San Gabriel Valley, there are…

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